Davide: I would like my opinions to be heard also


Cebu Vice Governor Hilario Davide III has been barred from participating in session deliberations and from sponsoring resolutions.

The house rules crafted by the administration-dominated Sangguniang Panlalawigan prohibited Davide from engaging in discourse through deliberations.

The Local Government Code is silent on the other roles of the presiding officers, said Davide. (

Section 29 (a), Chapter 3 of the Local Government Code states that “the vice-governor shall be the presiding officer of the sangguniang panlalawigan; the city vice-mayor, of the sangguniang panlungsod; the municipal vice-mayor, of the sangguniang bayan; and the punong barangay, of the sangguniang barangay. The presiding officer shall vote only to break a tie.”

Davide said he will question the house rule in the right time.

“I think I should also not be deprived of my right to speak my mind on any matter, an issue that may arise. I would like my opinions to be heard also,” the former governor added.